Monday, August 03, 2009

The 70's Nightclub Reunion VI.......

August 1st 2009 will go down in history as one very cool and special night in paradise. The place, the Hibiscus Room and the Garden Lanai in the Ala Moana Hotel. The time, 7:30 pm to after midnight. The event, The 70's Nightclub Reunion VI. This year's new reunion band, none other than Natural High, the six night band at the Hula Hut on Beachwalk during the 70's.

Reunion event number six showed us that like fine wine some things do get sweeter with age. Perhaps with age, seeing friends leave earlier than expected, we learn to appreciate things a lot better because we know that tomorrow is promised to noone. With more than a little perserverence on the part of Roy Yonashiro, one of Natural High's lead singer, continued communications with Robin Kimura and some words of wisdom from Robert Shinoda, Glass Candle's leader/guitar player, the band that was symbolic of the 70's Hawaii nightclub scene would finally be a part of Robin & Candace's Reunion Event.

Natural High and the entire lineup of bands for event number VI did not disappoint. After playing our 45 minute set with Greenwood, I plopped myself down and really enjoyed each band so much. Each band brought its own personality to the dance and those fortunate enough to be there that night knew that they were witnesses to something very special. When the lights were finally turned on after hana hou number two for Natural High, it was evident from the smiles on everyones face that the 70's Nightclub Reunion series was special indeed. The 70's Nightclub Reunion VI? Now that was really, really cool!!!!

The men from PowerPoint, Rodney Lee photo

The one and only Natural High, Rodney Lee photo

Greenwood, host band of the 70's Nightclub Reunion series, Rodney Lee photo

Glass Candle featuring the addition this year of two of their original horn players, Rodney Lee photo

Asian Blend featuring divas Sunway and Annamarie Love, Rodney Lee photo


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